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“Great Food, Great Location, Great Staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Du Progres

Du Progres
Korenmarkt 10, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 225 17 16
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Ranked #6 of 538 Restaurants in Ghent
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Belgian, French, Steakhouse, Brasserie
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Odder, Denmark
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Location, Great Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were two couples, went there for dinner (booked in advance, which is recommended). Some earlier reviews have mentioned poor service - we experienced nothing of that kind, rather the opposite: friendly and helpful. Servings are generous and the meat is well-cooked. Can fully recommend this restaurant. Total bill for 4 (main courses, desserts and drinks) around EUR 150 - considered reasonable.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good steak, great sauce.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I've been to Du Progres a couple of times. Their steak "James Bond" is lean, well-prepared beef accompanied by a complex, flavorful sauce - cream, tarragon, peppercorns, and more. Superb. Their croquettes are very good, too.

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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311 reviews 311 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
“Enjoyable steak meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were keen to visit Du Progres after reading the Tripadvisor reviews and booked a table on-line a fortnight before our trip to Ghent as we were worried that Easter Holidays would have been busier than normal.
Our table was booked for 9pm and the restaurant was busy but not full when we arrived. We took the advice of the waiter who recommended a Tripel Karmeleit beer to drink with our meal.
We ordered a Chateaubriand Steak for 2 persons. The waiter looked horrified when we ordered it well-done and shook his head in despair, but we stuck to our guns and it was absolutely perfect. The french fries were mouthwatering and the vegetables delicious.
I thought it rather expensive, but situated on a main square we weren't too surprised.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“very nice meal on town square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a lovely meal here, the only thing we encountered here and in fact everywhere in Europe is people smoking at outside tables so we chose to sit inside. This was a pity as the view onto the square is lovely.

Visited June 2014
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Lovely Food, Ok Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As other reviewers said, you will definitely hear about Du Progres when staying in Ghent. So we booked reservations for dinner, and were very excited! The food was delicious...and the restaurant itself is very cute. The service was not great though....our first server actually just abandoned us, and we sat with no wine or food, or anyone coming over to us for about 20 minutes. Finally someone came and we had to reorder our wine and appetizer. If you don't speak Dutch or French, be prepared for lots of attitude! Once our food and wine came, it was very good, I just think the service could use some work.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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